Country Commercial Manager

Mackenzie Jones
Ethiopia

Ref: HP279-857
Mackenzie Jones

The Role


The Role


A great expat opportunity in the ever growing continent of Africa, this time Ethiopia. My client is one of the leading global brands with a heritage that dates back over 100 years

Reporting to the General Manager, you will lead the marketing effort and plan for the Country ensuring focus on the brand portfolio, ensuring that the regions have the capability to execute the marketing and sales plan with a clear vision participating with the senior leadership team.

The majority of the role's focus is on product and brand management with an emphasis on product performance and new product launches. Managing a team consisting of trade marketing and regional sales managers, you will manage the categories and have a strong relationship with the distributors and work closely with the consumer to implement the correct product in the best trade.

The key to the success is your commercial acumen and creating concepts that are inspirational and based on facts in the market, utilizing the brand value to ensure strong relationships across the country increasing market share and loyalty among the customer base in a very competitive industry

Requirements


Requirements


-8-10 years operational management FMCG experience, ideally in Central Africa
-Business Management degree (preferably in marketing) or equivalent
-Strong track record in sales/trade marketing
-Experience of managing a team of 5+ direct reports
-Ability to travel extensively up to 40%
-Strong communication skills
-Good experience in managing distributors

About the Company


About the Company


Mackenzie Jones Middle East has decades of HR, Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Sales, Secretarial & Business Support, Management Consulting and Engineering recruitment expertise. Along with a deep understanding of key market sectors and regions, we never forget to treat clients, companies and candidates as individuals who have unique needs.

So we always listen, constantly learn, occasionally challenge and frequently advise. Its all part of a service renowned for its courtesy, consideration and dedication. Based in Dubai since 2006, our office covers the GCC and Levant countries and with the right regional expertise, we are the leading specialists.

Were growing rapidly because people appreciate our honesty, commitment and results.

Areas of specialties we recruit for are: Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Secretarial & Business Support, Executive Search, Banking & Financial Services, Management Consulting and Engineering.
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